Third International Workshop on Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology
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The Third International Workshop on Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology (SFCM 2013)

http://sfcm.eu/sfcm2013/

Workshop date: September 6, 2013

Location: Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany

Extended submission deadline: March 22, 2013


The Workshop on Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology (SFCM) aims to bring together researchers and developers in the area of computational morphology. The focus of SFCM are actual, working systems and frameworks based on linguistic principles and providing linguistically motivated analyses and/or generation on the basis of linguistic categories.

In 2013, SFCM will take place for the third time. This edition of the workshop will focus on the role of morphological analysis and generation to improve the rather disappointing situation with respect to language technology for languages other than English. We aim to encourage discussion among researchers and developers and to provide an up-to-date overview of available systems and frameworks for computational morphology.

From the point of view of computational linguistics, morphological resources form the basis for all higher-level applications. This is especially true for languages with a rich morphology like German, Finnish, or Polish. A morphology component should thus be capable of analyzing single wordforms as well as whole corpora. For many practical applications, not only morphological analysis, but also generation is required, i.e., the production of surfaces corresponding to specific categories.

Apart from uses in computational linguistics, there are numerous practical applications that can benefit from morphological analysis and/or generation or even require it, for example in text processing, user interfaces, or information retrieval. These applications have specific requirements for morphological components, including requirements from software engineering, such as programming interfaces or robustness.

As for the previous two editions of SFCM, the proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in their CCIS series.

The workshop has three main goals:

  • To stimulate discussion among researchers and developers and to offer an up-to-date overview of available morphological systems for specific purposes.
  • To stimulate discussion among developers of general frameworks that can be used to implement morphological components for several languages.
  • To discuss aspects of evaluation of morphology systems and possible future competitions or tasks.

SFCM is an activity of the SIG Generation and Parsing of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (GSCL).

Topics

The topics of this workshop include technical aspects, applications, and uses of systems and frameworks for computational morphology. While purely theoretical submissions may be relevant, the focus of the workshop is clearly on actual, working systems and prototypes.

This edition of the workshop will focus on the role of morphological analysis and generation to improve the rather disappointing situation with respect to language technology for languages other than English.

However, we also welcome submissions on other topics relevant to the general topic of the workshop, i.e., systems and frameworks for computational morphology.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Frameworks for developing morphological components.
  • Open-source tools and resources for morphology.
  • Descriptions of systems for analyzing and generating word forms.
  • Morphological components for interactive use.
  • Approaches for handling phenomena at the interface between morphology and syntax.
  • Use cases for morphological analysis and generation in applications.
  • Reports on actual uses of morphological analysis and generation in applications.
  • Methods and criteria for evaluating morphologic components with respect to performance, quality, and coverage.
  • Software engineering aspects: APIs, robustness, performance, hardware/software requirements, resource usage.
  • License models and legal aspects.

There will be opportunities for demonstrating systems.

Submissions

We invite researchers to submit full papers of up to 20 pages (including references) or short papers of up to 10 pages. Long papers constitute an excellent opportunity to publish citable, in-depth descriptions of systems and frameworks. Submissions must be in English. Reviewing of papers will be double-blind by the members of the program committee, and all submissions will receive several independent reviews. Papers submitted at review stage must not contain the authors' names, affiliations, or any information that may disclose the authors' identity.

Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their research at the workshop as talk or as a poster. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the workshop.

The papers must use the Springer-Verlag LNCS format. We recommend to use the LaTeX2e class. Please strictly follow the LNCS guidelines. Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format. For paper submissions we use EasyChair, see http://www.sfcm.eu/sfcm2013/?Submissions

Date and Location

Location: Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany

Date: September 6, 2013

Important Dates

Extended deadline for submission: March 15, 2013
Notification of acceptance: May 10, 2013
Revised version of papers: June 7, 2013
Deadline for registration: TBA
Workshop: Friday, September 6, 2013

Program Committee

  • Bruno Cartoni (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Simon Clematide (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Piotr Fuglewicz (TiP Sp. z o. o., Katowice, Poland)
  • Thomas Hanneforth (University of Potsdam, Germany)
  • Kimmo Koskenniemi (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Winfried Lenders (University of Bonn, Germany)
  • Krister Lindén (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Anke Lüdeling (Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Germany)
  • Cerstin Mahlow (Co-chair, University of Konstanz, Germany)
  • Günter Neumann (DFKI Saarbrücken, Germany)
  • Michael Piotrowski (Co-chair, Leibniz Institute of European History, Germany)
  • Benoît Sagot (INRIA/Université Paris 7, France)
  • Helmut Schmid (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Angelika Storrer (University of Dortmund, Germany)
  • Pius ten Hacken (Swansea University, UK)
  • Andrea Zielinski (Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany)

Chairs

Cerstin Mahlow (University of Konstanz, Germany)
Michael Piotrowski (Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz, Germany)

Local Organizers

Anke Lüdeling (Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany)
Carolin Odebrecht (Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany)

Further Information

http://sfcm.eu/sfcm2013/

Workshop Contact Address

info@sfcm.eu